Ian Anderson. Pic: Travis Latam

How I wrote ‘Living In The Past’ by Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson

March 28, 2018 in Features, How I Wrote, Interviews

On the 50th anniversary of the band’s formation, the enigmatic, flute-toting frontman talks about writing one of their best-known songs…

Mike Batt

Interview: Mike Batt

July 15, 2015 in Features, Interviews

The man behind The Wombles’ chart success, the writing of Art Garfunkel’s ‘Bright Eyes’ and the discovery of Katie Melua…

Official Christmas Number 1

50 years of Christmas No 1’s

December 21, 2014 in Features

Celebrating the best – and glossing swiftly over the worst – of 50 years of festive chart-toppers in the UK…

David Stark - Songlink

David Stark: Pitching your songs effectively

September 26, 2014 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

The founder of long-running songwriters’ tip-sheet SongLink demystifies the process of pitching songs to A&Rs and imparts some invaluable advice…